Istanbul, Not constantinople

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by ill_dawg, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. ill_dawg

    ill_dawg Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 26, 2010
    Hey all,

    Just got back from a vacation with my e-pl1. I went to Romania and Turkey with my samyang 7.5, pana 20, and oly 45. This was my first vacation without a zoom lens. There were times when changing lenses was a bit of a pain, but I think that just means I need to add an OM-D to my stable as soon as they become available in my neck of the woods. Here are a couple shots from Istanbul, a ridiculously photogenic city.

    Hagia Sophia Lights 6 by ill_dawg, on Flickr

    Blue Mosque Interior 3 by ill_dawg, on Flickr

    Tea Bridge by ill_dawg, on Flickr

    Süleymaniye Mosque HDR by ill_dawg, on Flickr

    If you've got some time, check out the rest of the set here, or the set from earlier in the week when I was in Romania here.

    C & C appreciated, as I'm still pretty new at this.

    Thanks for looking


    edit: corrected the HDR to the correct mosque. That'll teach me to tag photos too quickly from thumbnails.
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  2. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 14, 2012
    New Mexico
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    THAT is no country for old men. The young
    In one another's arms, birds in the trees
    - Those dying generations - at their song,
    The salmon-falls, the mackerel-crowded seas,
    Fish, flesh, or fowl, commend all summer long
    Whatever is begotten, born, and dies.
    Caught in that sensual music all neglect
    Monuments of unageing intellect.

    An aged man is but a paltry thing,
    A tattered coat upon a stick, unless
    Soul clap its hands and sing, and louder sing
    For every tatter in its mortal dress,
    Nor is there singing school but studying
    Monuments of its own magnificence;
    And therefore I have sailed the seas and come
    To the holy city of Byzantium.

    O sages standing in God's holy fire
    As in the gold mosaic of a wall,
    Come from the holy fire, perne in a gyre,
    And be the singing-masters of my soul.
    Consume my heart away; sick with desire
    And fastened to a dying animal
    It knows not what it is; and gather me
    Into the artifice of eternity.

    Once out of nature I shall never take
    My bodily form from any natural thing,
    But such a form as Grecian goldsmiths make
    Of hammered gold and gold enamelling
    To keep a drowsy Emperor awake;
    Or set upon a golden bough to sing
    To lords and ladies of Byzantium
    Of what is past, or passing, or to come.
    W.B. Yeats
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  3. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 14, 2012
    New Mexico
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    Nice pictures, by the way. Sorry, I couldn't pass up the Yeats.
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  4. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin .

    Oct 9, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
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    Love your fisheye shot of the ceiling of the Blue Mosque. Great use of this lens.
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  5. everythingsablur

    everythingsablur Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 4, 2010
    Toronto, ON
    These look fantastic ill dawg!! Really heightens my desire to go to Istanbul and see it for my own eyes.
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  6. Fred49

    Fred49 Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 24, 2010

    This place is definitly on my list to visit :)
    thanks for the reminder and the images !
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  7. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
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    Great set of images! You're really getting along well with the fisheye - some striking shots, including the cat. Thanks for sharing,

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